Fact TankDecember 28, 2007

Blacks See Job Discrimination as Chronic

Two-thirds of all African Americans report that discrimination is commonly encountered when blacks apply for a job (67%), a view shared by only 20% of whites and 36% of Hispanics.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2007

Second-generation Latinos Fluent in English

Nearly nine-in-ten second generation Latinos in the U.S. say they can carry on a conversation in English very well compared with only 23% of first-generation adult Latinos.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2007

Hispanic Partisan Split

Some 57% of Hispanic registered voters now say they are Democrats or lean Democratic while just 23% align with the Republican Party — a 34-percentage-point gap in partisan affiliation.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2007

Pakistanis Supporting U.S. War on Terrorism

That’s the small proportion of Pakistanis who say they support America’s anti-terror campaign; nearly six-in-ten oppose it.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2007

No Campaign Fatigue in Iowa

“Despite the long-running and intense political contests for their attention, seven-in-ten likely voters in Iowa’s caucuses say they still find the campaign interesting, compared with 57% of likely voters in New Hampshire, 48% in South Carolina and 45% nationally.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2007

Speaking in Tongues

That the number of pentecostals in the U.S. who say they speak or pray in tongues weekly or more frequently. About half (51%) say that the services they attend frequently include people speaking in tongues, prophesying or manifesting other signs of the Spirit.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2007

Pakistanis Say Suicide Bombings Justified

A few months before the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, only 9% of Pakistanis said that suicide attacks and other forms of violence against civilians are often or sometimes justified, a sharp decline from the 41% who expressed this view in 2004.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2007

Republicans Most Satisfied with Personal Finances

About 8-in-10 Republicans now say they are “pretty well satisfied” with the way things are going for them financially. By comparison, only 54% of both independents and Democrats subscribe to that view, the largest partisan gap in 20 years of Pew values surveys.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2007

Holiday Greeting: A Ho-Hum Choice

A 45%-plurality of Americans say they don’t really care how they are greeted when they enter stores or businesses; 42% prefer a “Merry Christmas” greeting.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2007

Commercialized Christmas

About half of Americans say they are bothered at least somewhat by the commercialization of Christmas.